Issued by NWS Ohio RFC
AGUS71 KTIR 011709
Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
109 PM EDT Saturday, August 1, 2015
High pressure over the region will keep much of the Ohio Valley dry this
weekend. A weak disturbance will brush the northern basin, possibly
touching off a few scattered showers and storms.
A more significant wave will drop through the Ohio Valley Sunday night into
Monday which is expected to produce more widespread rainfall. Rain chances
will continue through the remainder of the week, though no amounts are
expected to be excessive.
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
Minor flooding lingers in the western basin and will continue to do so for
the next few days. Otherwise, the potential for additional flooding is low.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Showers and isolated thunderstorms fell over parts of the northern basin.
Up to a half inch fell in spots, but overall, amounts were pretty light.
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY`S RIVER FORECASTS...
Rain should mostly be confined to areas north of the Ohio River. Amounts
are forecast to be light overall, with somewhat heavier totals likely in the
northwest basin between 0.25" to 0.50".
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Points along the following river basins were in flood Saturday morning:
River Basin Forecast Point Flood Stage Latest Stg Tendency *
Wabash River West Lafayette 11 12.4 Steady
Wabash River Covington 16 16.7 Steady
Wabash River Montezuma 14 15.6 Falling
Wabash River Terre Haute 14 15.2 Falling
Wabash River Riverton 15 18.2 Steady
Forecast precipitation graphics are available on the OHRFC Website
at the following address: http://weather.gov/ohrfc/ForecastPrecipitation
* Tendency based on observed value and a 1-day forecast.